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Health risks caused by plant protection products in agriculture: the use of research among residents
  201118E HR corp protection.pdf (45.3 KB)
Title in the original language
Gezondheidsrisico’s door gewasbeschermingsmiddelen in de landbouw: het nut van onderzoek onder omwonenden
 201118 gewasbeschermingsmiddelen.pdf (47.2 KB)
Document ID LIB662
Document type Scientific advisory body opinion/advice
Issue date 02/09/2011
Original language of the document Dutch
Full text available in EN (45.3 KB) and NL (47.2 KB)
Document produced by Health Council of the Netherlands organisation visiting card
Document uploaded by Mitra Javanmardi
Health Council of the Netherlands
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  • Health


Short description  At the request of the State Secretaries of Infrastructure & the Environment and of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, the Health Council of the Netherlands will tackle the issue of whether residents living near agricultural fields run health risks resulting from the application of plant protection products. The State Secretaries asked to give priority to the question whether research among residents could be useful.
In an advisory letter, the Health Council argues that such research is useful. Exposure research is a necessary first step. Measurement data on exposure of residents to plant protection products are scarce. Knowledge of exposure is essential in order to relate any health effects among residents to the use of plant protection products, in a second step, if deemed necessary. In the full advisory report, which is expected to appear during the course of 2012, the Health Council will elaborate on the design for the exposure research and deal with the other questions as well. As requested by the State Secretaries, the Health Council will involve residents in drafting the report, as well as representatives of the agricultural sector and the agrochemical industry.
Short description in the original language  Op verzoek van de staats­se­cre­ta­ris­sen van I&M en van EL&I zal de Ge­zond­heids­raad zich buigen over de vraag of om­wo­nen­den van land­bouw­per­ce­len ge­zond­heids­ri­si­co’s lopen door toe­pas­sing van ge­was­be­scher­mings­mid­de­len. Één van hun deel­vra­gen willen de be­winds­lie­den met voor­rang be­ant­woord zien, na­me­lijk of het nuttig is om on­der­zoek te doen onder om­wo­nen­den.
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